The goal of Selah East Stables is to ensure children of all ages, as well as adults, receive an all-around equine education, including but not limited to: horseback riding in several different disciplines, trail riding, horse anatomy and general health knowledge, breed knowledge, etc. as well as knowledge of additional farm life, including the care of chickens and goats, and plant life, including gardening and green living skills. Selah East Stables will specialize in providing a safe and friendly learning environment for all who seek the companionship of horses. Specializing in several types of riding styles, Selah East caters to all ages, young and old, and all riding types, from the tiny tot or beginner, to the advanced show rider.
Along with lessons, Selah East will also give students the opportunity to show, in whatever discipline they choose. Whether your dream is to take weekly lessons, or show at the National Level, Selah East caters to everyone!
MEET SHEILA STEIS
Sheila Steis has worked with many exceptional dressage instructors, including Max Gahwyler, Deborah Inzerillo, and Herwig Radnetter of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. She has also participated in several natural horsemanship and Liberty clinics and has studied the John Lyons method extensively.
Sheila is an active member of the Florida Chapter 16 United Professional Horseman’s Association, as well as the United States Dressage Federation, and strives for a well-rounded and thorough education for all, from the tiny tot beginner to the advanced show rider.
MEET VALARIE SIEMER
At 11, Valarie started her career with horses at a hunter, jumper, and dressage facility. Then at 14, she was invited to ride at a private barn owned by Ann Buxton. It was with Ann that she developed her love of the Morgan breed and expanded her riding “seats” to include driving (both pleasure and carriage), western, saddle seat, obstacle trail and endurance/distance riding.
In 1999, she transitioned to a large riding facility called West Coast Morgans (WCM) and with the owners, Glenn and Anne Winograd, used all her knowledge and experience to continue in the show world. They developed a winning combination in all the disciplines they competed.
Valarie stepped out on her own in 2019, traveled to several barns and worked with clients individually. During this season of her career, she was introduced to Sheila Steis and in 2020 moved the bulk of her time to train at Selah East Stables.
MEET ACELYN SVEDE
Acelyn svede started riding at the age of 5. She started showing hunt seat pleasure on the flat shortly after starting her riding career. Acelyn has shown all over the New England Circuit and in the Florida circuit. Shortly after moving to Florida at the age of eleven and getting comfortable with her new barn family she began to dabble with teaching younger students how to ride and instantly fell in love with it. She’s taught everything from saddle seat riders ready to hit the show ring to tiny tots just sitting on a horse for the first time.